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Renfrew of the Royal Mounted

Published 1937
Topics action

Canadian Mountie Renfrew discovers and tries to smash a clever counterfeiting ring and sings a song or two...

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Run time 57:00
Producer Al Herman
Production Company Grand National Pictures Inc.
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


James Newill .... Sgt. Renfrew
Carol Hughes .... Virginia Bronson
William Royle .... George Powlis
Herbert Corthell .... James Bronson
Kenneth Harlan .... Roger 'Angel' Carroll
Dickie Jones .... Tommy MacDonald
Chief Thundercloud .... Indian guide (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
William Austin .... RCMP Constable Kelly
Donald Reed .... RCMP Constable MacDonald
Lightning the Wonder Dog .... Lightning, Renfrew's Dog


Reviewer: MetroBase - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 1, 2013
Subject: Renfrew always gets his man, and girl too!
I was very surprise to find myself liking this one. Good action and good songs. Brings back memories of the early 60's for me when as a kid watching this on a black and white T.V. set. Back then before cable you had only a few channels and receive the signal via a roof antenna. The stations went off the air at midnight then. I will always remember my childhood through those's lenses. "Enjoy"
Reviewer: ruakidder - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2011
Subject: much better than I thought it woukd be
can honestly say they don't make movies like this anymore

good music and action
Reviewer: 62Baby - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 1, 2008
Subject: they dont always get their man!!
HEHEH this was great fun. I had never actually seen one of these Mountie movies just heard about them.
Hey, was that a bit of bribery accepted by the border guard at the beginning of the movie? That frozen trout for clearance across the border??

This movie is not a heavy or dramatic kind just some fun and great singing. Well worth the time spent.

By the way, the as any Canadian will tell you, the Mounties don't always get their man or sing as well!!hehehe But they try and they do a great musical ride! That too is worth a watch.
Reviewer: g rated - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2008
Subject: 5 star Canadian Mounties
I agree, great fun in this film - counterfeiting, singing, canoing & Mounties
Reviewer: surfvh - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 7, 2008
Subject: The best baritone in movies
This is a really fun film with the lead actor being the best baritone in all of the movies I've watched so far. His rendition of "Barbecue Bill" is really great, and worth watching the movie just to hear him sing it! The rest of the movie is good as well, especially the Italian chef who is Renfrew's rival. I highly recommend this film. You gonna love it!
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 14, 2006
Subject: Before Dudley..
Renfrew Of The Royal Mounted sure is a curious movie. I mean Im not too sure who greenlighted the adventures of a singing Mountie, but here it is, and while its entertaining, it sure makes some highly amusing factual errors.
James Newill stars as Renfrew, the dashing figure in red, while not singing songs about Barbecue sauce (!!) he helps out a woman who gets inadvertently caught as bait while going to see her father, who unbeknownst to her, is being forced to work as a counterfeiter for them bad Amerikans. Got all that? Good. Actually, the plot is not too hard to follow, and builds up some suspense along the way, I wasnt really convinced with Renfrew as a gruff hero though.

Watch for the end, where Renfrew casually litters. lol
Reviewer: ccandreva - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 19, 2004
Subject: Very Enjoyable
This is a thoroughly enjoyable movie. It's not deep, however it is fun. Mostly -- a mounty dies, and you do get a scene of his kid crying.

I suspect this series is also the inspiration for Dudley Doright, from the Bullwinkle show.

While the general image quality of the print is very good, there are a number of drop-outs. The beginning and end seem to have frames missing, as are bits throughout the movie. Includeing an entire punch line to a joke.
Reviewer: Karl Fast - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 6, 2004
Subject: First of a series
This is the first of eight films about Sergeant Renfrew of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The series starred B-movie actor James Newill and was based on a book series by Laurie Erskine. She wrote eight Renfrew novels starting in 1922.

The plot is straightforward. Counterfeiters are forging American currency at a Canadian fishing lodge, stuffing the bills into rainbow trout, freezing the fish into large blocks of ice and then smuggling them across the border. But fear not for Sergeant Renfew is on the case! Not only is he strong, intelligent and courageous, but he has a great singing voice and makes the best BBQ sauce in the West. Watch and be amazed.
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